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Patent Wars Cooling? Microsoft, Google End 5-Year Dispute

October 2, 2015 2:32 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Google and Microsoft agree to end their long-running patent feud over smartphones and video game systems, dropping about 20 lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany.


Is ‘Made In America’ Primed For A Comeback?

October 2, 2015 2:28 pm | by Susan Schlapkohl | Articles | Comments

​The decline in American manufacturing and the rise of products made in China have frustrated America workers and been fodder for political commentators for years.


Poll: Chemical Companies Largely Unprepared For Labeling Standards

October 2, 2015 2:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report, produced by labeling software provider Loftware, polled 150 professionals from global chemical companies.


Reflecting On Manufacturing Day

October 2, 2015 1:52 pm | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It's time the whole world saw beyond the misconceptions of the industry and learned about how manufacturers shape society. It's also a great opportunity to address challenges in the industry, from tackling the skills gap to motivating the future generations of manufacturers and everything in between. 


ISM: Manufacturing Hits A Soft Spot

October 2, 2015 1:23 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 76th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.


Third-Party Logistics Acquisitions Expected To Increase

October 2, 2015 1:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mergers and acquisitions in the logistics sector roared back to life last year, and a recent survey of industry executives suggested that more transactions could be on the horizon.


AAM: Manufacturing Sheds 9K Jobs In September

October 2, 2015 1:08 pm | by Alliance For American Manufacturing | News | Comments

The Department of Labor reported this morning that America's manufacturing sector shed 9,000 jobs in September. 


Apple Names Ex-Boeing CFO To Board, Diversifying Its Ranks

October 2, 2015 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

James Bell becomes the only African American on Apple's board, helping the iPhone and iPad maker diversify its corporate hierarchy at a time when major technology companies are under fire for not having enough women and minorities in leadership roles and in their overall workforce.


Honda Recalling 143K Civics, Fits To Fix Faulty Software

October 2, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The recall announced Thursday is for the 2014 and 2015 model years for the Honda Civic and the 2015 model for the Fit.


Chicken Producer Fined Over Accidents, Including Teen's Leg Amputation

October 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 17-year-old subcontractor with cleaning company Cal-Clean had his left leg amputated from the knee down following an April 7 accident while cleaning a liver-giblet chiller machine.


Manufacturing Minute: Airbus’ Glider Aims To Reach New Heights

October 2, 2015 10:35 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, how a new engineless aircraft could reach the edge of space.


U.S. Auto Sales Jump In September

October 2, 2015 10:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The robust sales numbers were at least partly due to a later Labor Day weekend, which counted toward August sales numbers in 2014.


Manufacturing's Winner And Loser: Tesla; Ford

October 2, 2015 10:16 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week we have a winner and a loser both from the automotive sector. The winner took a significant step in reaching their annual production goal; the loser is recalling about 379,000 vehicles — most of which had already been recalled previously for the same problem.


Louvered Rack Dolly

October 2, 2015 8:24 am | by Akro-Mils | Product Releases | Comments

By offering single-sided mobility for changing needs, end users are better assisted in replenishment/stocking, storage area cleaning and space maximization. 

ContiTech Introduces New Marketing Campaign Called ‘Ability’ For North America

October 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by ContiTech | News | Comments

ContiTech, a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of rubber products for a variety of applications, has introduced a new marketing campaign, called Ability, for a variety of services and product lines for North America.


Warehouse Workers Compete At LogistXGames

October 1, 2015 2:47 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

With warehouses of companies like Amazon popping up all around New Jersey, it was only natural that the Garden State would play host to the LogistXGames, a competition commemorating the work of the employees that power those facilities.


Meet The Guy Who Invents New Beers For Anheuser-Busch

October 1, 2015 2:42 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Rob Naylor is a brew master at the research pilot brewery of beer giant Anheuser-Busch. Every day he dreams up, brews and tastes new types of beer looking for the next big hit.


Liquefied Gas Port, Pipeline Get Environmental OK In Oregon

October 1, 2015 2:36 pm | by Jeff Barnard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal at Coos Bay would be the first LNG port on the West Coast and would be linked to existing pipelines by construction of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline across southwestern Oregon.


Slim Jim Maker ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ From Omaha To Chicago

October 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The changes should create about $200 million in cost savings, with more than half of that realized by the end of fiscal 2017, according to ConAgra. 


VW Plant Cuts Shift, Financial Arm Freezes Hiring

October 1, 2015 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The scandal has raised concerns that the reputation of German automakers and engineering as a whole could be tarnished, though Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he doesn't see the affair damaging Germany as a business location.



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